Retro genre flicks are proliferating at the moment — and the next in line is a retro scifi serial, made to replicate the sort of thing often seen before cinema features. They were melodramatic and action-packed, cheaply made and ending in a cliffhanger (so you’d come back next week to see the following episode).
Thirty Second Doom includes a cool robot and here is a test sequence filmed to run the retrobot through his paces:
Check out this robot war. It’s also sound based, like the one a few posts back…
In these pictures, fine art paintings and sculptures have been manipulated (using Photoshop) to represent the artistic endeavours of a robot world (what is referred to as “Borgged Art”). They were created as entries in a Worth1000.com competition.
Robot Crusades by”monkeyknife” (click on this one to get a bigger view)
Robo Thinker by “Redbull_UK”
ModaLisa by “spaceship222”:
ikon by “DeVersion”:
There are many more in the Worth1000 Galleries: Gallery 1 and Gallery 2
Sydney-based conceptual artist Dean Christ has been building what he calls his UBYKA ARMY™. It is, he claims, the new evolution of bio-warfare: “a glimpse of a near future of hyper-aggressive and high-tech cyborg insect weapons to establish a new world order…. Their mission: eradicate the human race and bring peace to planet earth. This was not called genocide. It was called recalibration.”
“At the turn of the 21st century, the Pentagon’s D.A.R.P.A (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) advanced biomechanics into the UBYKA phase – machine-insect interfaces by placing micro-mechanical systems inside the insects during the early stages of metamorphosis.
These UBYKA cyborg animals were superior in strength and agility, and enhanced with the latest technology including self-mending nanotechnology.”
Great stuff! And they’re for sale.
Check out the full range, and their specifications, here.
Comic artist Steve Ditko and Mort Todd produced a one-page comic series under the name Robot War — for Cracked Magazine (remember that?). It’s a robotic version of the Spy vs Spy strip that appeared in Mad. Here’s an example from issue 225 (1987):
This bit of retro robotic silliness is pretty cool, eh?